Still & Oak Straight Rye Whiskey
Great Lakes Distillery
Peggy Noe Stevens – 7.6
Nose: Fresh baked rye bread and clove. Perfumy sage and rosemary. Chocolate when you look deeply.
Palate: Herbaceous flavors jump to spice notes of clove and peppercorn. Vibrant heat and structure.
Finish: Lingering spice rides steady and sharp alongside of cedar
Comments: Curious flavors with the herbaceous notes that lead you to keep testing with continuous sips. Hide and seek with chocolate notes.
Susan Reigler – 8.0
Nose: Rye grass and some green corn husk. Sweet mint and ripe apple as well.
Palate: Very sweet, in contrast with the herbal nose. Sweetness is from the mint, and a touch of honey accompanying the vanilla.
Finish: Oak is soft and sweet, like a newly sawn two by four. The finish is medium long and well balance between sweet and dry.
Comments: Vanilla and caramel ice cream, but the herbal elements make it resemble salted caramel.